In a 10 May article on Business Travel News Europe, All Nippon Airways (ANA) is set to restart direct flights between London Heathrow and Tokyo Haneda for the first time since March. This comes after Japan announced further easing of travel restrictions. The westbound service will be using the northern polar route as a way to avoid Russian airspace amid the ongoing Ukraine crisis. The eastbound service, leaving London, will fly through Central Asia. These flights will operate three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
A statement from the airline reads: “ANA will continue to monitor local restrictions and quarantine guidelines as well as demand trends and travel viability as it decides on the frequency of flights and when to resume certain routes”.